Chunk Light Fluffy
meowing at banet.net
Sun Mar 5 06:50:57 CET 2000
Gregoire Welraeds wrote:
> Is there any module that implement all of part of the whois tool ?
Whois clients are very simple minded. All the real work is done by the
server, so all you really have to do is open the socket, send a one
line query, then read the response until the server closes the socket.
If you want something smarter, or even just a decent list of all the
whois servers, try <URL:http://www.geektools.com/software.html>
import socket, string
WHOIS_PORT = 43
CRLF = "\015\012"
def whois(host, query):
s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
f = s.makefile('rb')
s.send(query + CRLF)
rv = 
line = f.readline()
if not line:
if line[-2:] == CRLF:
line = line[:-2]
elif line[-1:] in CRLF:
line = line[:-1]
return string.join(rv, "\n") + "\n"
print whois("whois.networksolutions.com", "internic.net")
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